Oct. 20 “Future of Health-Care Compliance” webinar announced

Involved in medical meetings?  Join Maritz Travel's senior director of health-care compliance, Pat Schaumann, for a free webinar on the current health-care meeting landscape.  Schaumann will discuss what is driving change in the medical meeting industry, and what planners need to know about staying...

New hotel and space options for medical events in NC

Raleigh, N.C.-based developer MJM Group has announced it will open a new, 188-room, dual-brand hotel in Charlotte under the Marriott name.  The facility will consist of a 94-room Courtyard by Marriott, and a 94-room Marriott Residence Inn.  It will be managed by St. Louis-based...

Texas resort expands, welcomes medical meetings

The Gaylord Texan Resort in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine has announced it's on the cusp of a $120 million expansion project. The project will add 303 new guest rooms, for a total of 1,814; and 86,000 square feet of new meeting space, for a total...

APEX: Accepted Practices Exchange

Here’s a quick quiz for those of you who plan meetings. If you have a speaker who says she needs a podium to place her notes on during the presentation, what should your venue have ready when she arrives?         A) Podium         B) Lectern         C)...

Transportation 101: Your Attendees in Motion

Transportation companies say their services are often an afterthought in the mind of today’s busy meeting planner. Groups often call late in the game, causing a last-minute scramble for available vehicles and drivers.    But it doesn’t have to be that way. Providers say that...